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Stories and Tips Kaikoura

A few tips about whalewatching in Kaikoura

Written by Quan on 03 Jan, 2001

I recall only one whalewatching company called Whale Watch Kaikoura. They can be reached at 64-3-319-6767, or if you are in New Zealand, at 0800-655-121. It is usually necessary to book three or four days in advance, but most importantly, it is crucial…Read More


A potentially disastrous experience in Kaikoura and the other way to get to Kaikoura

Written by Quan on 03 Jan, 2001

Let me tell you what might have turned out to be a disastrous trip for my companions and me, but particularly for myself. We actually went to New Zealand for work, and were expected back to Wellington for an early Monday interview. Since…Read More


A scenic way to get to Kaikoura

Written by Quan on 03 Jan, 2001

One way to get to Kaikoura is to take the Transcenic from Christchurch to Picton, which passes through Kaikoura. As a tourist from the States, I thought the Transcenic was a bargain, because the Christchurch-Kaikoura portion cost less than $20, if I remember right.…Read More


How to Cure Mal de Mare

Written by NancyK P on 14 Mar, 2007

Finally on the whale-watch boat and excited to hear they spotted whales. As we quickly sailed over to where the whales were hanging out several passengers were queasy. Take Dramamine beforehand. All medicine and folk remedies are available at the Whale Watch counter. Peter, age…Read More


Whale Watch

Written by NancyK P on 14 Mar, 2007

Kaikoura on the East Coast of the South Island is rugged, scenic, and teeming with fur seals lolling around on large boulders. They are easy to see by just stopping off road. We love to get up close and personal with wildlife. And the biggest…Read More


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